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23rd October 2014
Fitness test deadline for the indoor programme
A reminder that the deadline to enter availability for the first batch of indoor appointments is next Friday, 31st October. Any umpire that has not completed a fitness test prior to this date will not be eligible to receive indoor appointments. For more information, please ...
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21st October 2014
Launch of the NPUA Video Portal ...(with link - click here)
The NPUA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the NPUA video portal! Those that attended the NPUA Conference were given a glimpse of how the portal would work and what it would contain, and we are delighted that we can now fully launch the portal to our ...
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20th October 2014
Milestone matches
Congratulations to David Thirsk who umpired his 100th match in the national programme last weekend. You can see a picture of David being presented with a gift on our social media pages - follow NPUA on Facebook or @NPUAhockey on Twitter!
13th October 2014
Sharon Geeson RIP
We regret to inform members that Sharon Geeson passed away yesterday after a brave struggle with illness.
Sharon was a former international umpire, a member of MRHUA and more recently the Midlands Region Disciplinary Administrator, where she provided support for many ...
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9th October 2014
Level 3 congratulations
Congratulations to Anthony Gamble and Robert Lockhart who were successful in their recent assessment games and are now level 3 umpires and full members of NPUA.
26th September 2014
Level 3 congratulations
Congratulations to Jen Ratcliffe who was successful in her assessment match last weekend and is now a level 3 umpire and full member of NPUA.
17th September 2014
New Member Congratulations
Congratulations to Lelia Sacré who was successful in her assessment match last weekend and is now a full member of NPUA. Lelia has been added to the A* panel and we wish her the best of luck as she continues her umpiring career having recently moved to England from Canada.
16th September 2014
Updated - Clarification over completion of a penalty corner
Please remember a PC is not over when another PC is awarded, unless the ball has gone 5m from the circle, or has left the circle for a second time.
The effect of this is that if a PC is taken and a subsequent PC is awarded before the ball has travelled 5m outside the ...
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10th September 2014
Clarification of procedure when a team has 12 players on the pitch
At international level there have recently been some highly publicised occasions on which teams have ended up with 12 players on the pitch after incorrectly completed substitutions. There is now an expectation that, unless this is immediately rectified by the team with no ...
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3rd September 2014
First tranche of league appointments
The appointments for the first weekend of NOW:Pensions Men's Hockey League and Investec Women's Hockey League fixtures will be published this Friday, 5th of September. The remainder of the first tranche of appointments will follow shortly afterwards.

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